What affects manufacturing costs?



  • I've been noticing that as I progress through my game on Classic Ironman, the cost for me to manufacture satellites keeps going down. It was §100 when I started the game, at another point it was §78, and now it's down to §70.

    What affects the cost of manufactured goods? Number of engineers? Workshops? Something else?



  • Cost discount falls off quickly with number of engineers, and is capped at 50%. The formula is

    Project cost = Base cost * (0.5 + 0.5 * (Minimum engineers / Available engineers)) That is,

    • with double the required engineers you get 25% discount,
    • with four times the required engineers you get 37.5% discount,
    • with infinity engineers you get 50% discount.

    Also, there is a 7% rebate for adjacent workshops, but AFAIK, that is returned after the project completes.



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